Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
home automation

Smart Home Automation in the Palm of Your Hand

Home automation solutions are designed to make your home safer, more comfortable and more efficient - no matter where you are. Here's a rundown of some of our favorite stand-alone automated devices and whole-house automation systems.
Cutting tile

Should You DIY or Hire It Done?

We address a few home improvement issues and give our recommendations on which projects are perfect to do yourself and which you should leave to the pros.
Single story ranch house with almond colored vinyl siding, brown shutters, and white trim.

Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Project

Find out how we improved the energy efficiency of my daughter's home by replacing the heating and cooling system and adding insulation under the floor. Watch this video to find out more.

Inside Touch Ups

Listen for tips on how to paint the interior of your home for a great job the first time.

Household Innovations

We’re installing a standby generator to prevent power outages, and making this home a little smarter by adding a programmable thermostat as well as smart lights and outlets that can be controlled remotely from a phone.
Danny Lipford, smiling with Joe Truini, in the Today's Homeowner Radio Show recording booth.

Today’s Homeowner Radio: Fall 2015 Exterior Checklist

Before the chill of winter hits us too hard, it’s time to make sure your home is ready for the frigid weather ahead. Listen for a checklist for the outside of your house.

How to Renew Rusted Handrails

Listen to this tip to find out how to remove rust and paint rusted wrought iron handrails to spruce up the look of your home.

How to Winterize Your Home Garden

Listen to this tip to learn how to winterize your garden to reduce insect pests and prepare it for a green spring.
Danny Lipford tailgating with Generac iQ2000 portable generator..

Cool Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Watch this video for tips on how to get your house ready for cooler weather, including sealing up cracks, having your heating system serviced, and buying a generator for powering DIY projects and tailgating.